Michael Fassbender, please let me sit on your face.
An adoring fan
Shall my next zodiac profile be done about Rabbits? But for now, the Snake and the Rabbit are very compatible as friends, lovers and business partners. Their mannerisms are both quiet and non-intrusive, they both have philosophical streaks and carry their own weight in charm.
But tension arises due to Snake’s spending habits. Rabbits are more frugal with their money, stuffing random amounts all over the house for a rainy day. Snakes are too busy making appointments at Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. If the Rabbit can learn to understand the Snake’s need for extravagance, the Snake won’t mind opening a bottle of champagne to resume their lives as bon vivants. Snakes should also learn to curb their overt sexuality in the presence of a harmony loving Rabbit, who might find the Snake’s sexual appetite too raw for the Rabbit’s sensibilities.
Nevertheless this is a couple that never fails to draw a crowd with their combined aristocratic natures.
Then perhaps you have excess housing. You can either 1) use land and make lots of it but keep them un-upgraded by withholding ceramics or 2) use less land and upgrade the shit out of your housing and tax the mofos. I prefer option 1 cos that way I get to save my ceramics and silk for trading.
I usually close my clay pits if I have a labour shortage. Either that or I replay the mission and plan all my housing so that at the start of the game I have like endless supply of labour. MUHAHAHAHAHAHA cheap chinese banglas
curiouscabaret said: I fear I may be guilty of blaming the govt for stifling the creativity of our children. But I think such a stand is plausible. On the other hand, I do believe it is up to the individual to regain one’s stifled creativity.
I agree it’s definitely the education policies that lead to this creativity deficit we’re experiencing, because as one of my friends point out, learning is not emphasised; memorising is. But beyond that, we just can’t leave it as it is without much else done, and relying on the government to improve this is an even worse option (as Eva will say, wait long long). That was what I am angry about — people not taking responsibility for their own futures and finding something or someone else to be a scapegoat for everything that’s going wrong with their lives.
Yesterday at a small party I had the (dis)pleasure of meeting someone I would lovingly refer to as a “Typical Singaporean”.
He was an animator working for a local company. You can guess what he had to say about the state of governance in Singapore. Red tape. Lack of jobs and funding. Scholars being put in charge of managerial positions without much technical knowledge of how things function. The lack of Taco Bells in Singapore (no wait that was me).
After his tirade, I told him straight off the bat that this mentality of dependency cannot get anyone far. If I were a government, it’d be in my best interests to keep my citizens fat, lazy and dependent on me as well, so that they’d never think for themselves and self-assertion would be completely alien to them. The reason why the USA continues to churn out innovators by the truckload (see: facebook, tumblr, twitter…) is because they treat the government (and indeed, anything that infringes their freedoms) with general suspicion, which fosters a sort of self-reliance and enables them to think for themselves. Aloud.
But boyo here didn’t get it. To him, there were insurmountable horrors that lurked for people who wanted freedom of expression. He railed against censorship laws, against the lack of opportunity you’d have as an artist (why do I always encounter such people?) and against the government for not doing anything about it.
Without wanting to waste my breath on this person, the last thing I said to him was, “People wanted to kill Lenin and Mao for rebelling against their regimes. Mao had to spend two years hiding in farmlands and here you are complaining that you’d be put in jail for making a snappy cartoon.”
For the record, the person I was speaking to was 33 years old. With such people occupying the generation before mine, is it any wonder that I don’t have that much faith in the system? No matter where anyone is, you can bet that the terrain will have its hills and ridges. Tough shit. God gave you a brain so that you could use it to get out of the messes that exist around you. I don’t believe for a second that you could pin all these problems you have on the fact that people in the higher ups are idiots. I’m not denying that they are, but how can sitting on your fanny and complaining about it possibly help the situation?
Get up and do something for yourself, or is that even too difficult for you?
yay i have finally culled my fb list to a sane and manageable number! i can’t believe it took me 2 years to get it from ___ friends to ___ friends.
Why do lately all my dreams seem to resemble either 1) hotel habbo or 2) a rival that looks like Crazy Dave?